MCAD News


Curt McNamara

An article by faculty member Curt McNamara has been published in the latest issue of Zygote Quarterly.

Pillsbury Logo

As a response to Pillsbury House Theatre’s production of Michael Milligan’s play Mercy Killers, faculty member Natasha Pestich is creating thought-provoking prints and installing them around town.

Teagan White for Old Bust Head

Design and branding agency Tribe recently teamed up with Teagan White ’12 to illustrate a collection of brew identities for the Virginia-based Old Bust Head brewery.

Erik Brandt's Ficciones Typografika in etapes

Faculty member Erik Brandt's Ficciones Typografika project continues to gain coverage. The popular project is featured in the April 2014 edition of the Swiss publication IDPURE (No. 34) and the March 2014 issue of the highly respected French magazine étapes (No. 218).

Emmett Ramstad, Individually We Come Together

Emmett Ramstad ’07, MFA, presents his latest sculptural work in a show that just opened in Phoenix, Arizona.

In Knowing You Unknown, Ramstad delves into intimate banality, questioning what makes people unique.

Mark Mallman

Mark Mallman ’95 has been added to the lineup for this summer's Midwest Music Showcase at the Twins Stadium. Ten musical acts have been selected to play before and during a different game throughout the 2014 season.

Heidi Marshall, Essential Guide to Critical Reading and Writing

MCAD Learning Center Director Heidi Marshall's co-authored e-book, Essential Guide to Critical Reading and Writing, is now available to purchase on Amazon.

Tip Floor, oil on canvas, by Michael Kareken

Faculty member Michael Kareken will exhibit his work in an upcoming group show at the Bloomington Art Center. Fruitful and Multiplying addresses the issue of overpopulation and its effects. The exhibition is curated by artist John Schuerman and also includes Mayumi Amada and Jim Proctor.

Bill Rebholz for Pollen

Bill Rebholz ’12 and Andres Guzman ’09 recently attended a conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and illustrated the day's occurrences in real time.

Ruth Voights Conversation

After an incredible thirty-eight years at MCAD, faculty member Ruth Voights is bidding us farewell this spring. Lindsay Nohl ’03 and Jenny Bookler ’11 from Light Grey Art Lab recently sat down with Voights to have a conversation about her long history at our school, during which she has impacted so many students.

Amy Devers of the DIY Network

The Furniture Society's annual exhibition Faculty Selects, juried this year by the DIY Network's Amy Devers, will feature a piece by furniture student Nic Van Gorp.

Faculty member Krista Leraas will be sharing all of her knowledge about incorporating delicious plants into your landscape in a class at Eggplant Urban Farm Supply this Saturday.

City Pages Best Of Issue

Brittney Sabo ’07 is officially a big deal, as made clear in today's new issue of City Pages—their annual Best of the Twin Cities issue, that is.

Thoen and Haakenson

Staff members Ema Thoen and Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson presented and hosted an open discussion roundtable at the annual Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conference in Chicago this past weekend.

Scott McDonald Art

With a new show, Now and Then, on view in Alaska, Scott McDonald ’96 has been featured in the Anchorage Daily News for his compelling paintings, described in the article as "childlike but not childish."

Tom Garrett Illustrates for HGTV

Faculty member Tom Garrett has illustrated two digital collages of Renovation Raiders’ host Amy Matthews for the article "Easiest Pieces" in HGTV Magazine.

Light Fantastik at Walker Cinema

Student Marie Ketring is curating a screening of short films from the early days of cinema projected on 16mm film. Attendees of the event, happening later this month at the Walker Art Center, will see Spanish devil magicians, infidelity in insects, and the absurdity of dreams.

Eddie Perrot, Hollow Shell

Scategories, an exhibition featuring the work of Bill Rebholz ’12 and students Leanna Perry and Edward Perrote, was reviewed yesterday in Beautiful Decay by Minneapolis writer Nathaniel Smith.

Poster designed by Stefanie Koehler

Faculty member Denise DeLuca and Stefanie Koehler ’13, both from MCAD's Master of Art in Sustainable Design program, will be holding a workshop called Bio-Inspired Tools for Radical Transformation at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute's Organizational Systems Renewal program on Friday April 11.

Particula Obscura

The latest installation by faculty member Jody Williams honors the tradition of seventeenth-century Wunderkammen, the historical precursors to museums.

Lullskull Logo

Nathan Anderson ’03, Seth Anderson, and Jason Hagen ’02 of Lullskull, Ltd. were recently interviewed in Split Lip Magazine, an arts and literature webzine.

IDEM

Students Carlen Goldhorn, Addie Elling, Welsa Stone, Kathleen Law, Katie Hill, Matthew Novak, and Emma Conner will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Idem. The exhibition, part of the course Professional Practice, will explore identity as it relates to the objects in our lives.

"As artists we are also collectors, and in a way, hoarders of objects. We draw inspiration from the things around us. [In Idem] we are exploring the concept of identity by collecting objects as stand-ins for ourselves; representing who we are as people and as artists."

Rob Fischer, Untitled (Glass House)

Rob Fischer ’93 currently has a solo exhibition at New York's Derek Eller Gallery.

Splitting his time between two studios—one in the woods of Northern Minnesota and another in Brooklyn, New York—Fischer is known for using dilapidated materials to methodically compose sculptural installations.

Photo by Richard Sennott for Star Tribune

Caitlin Warner ’12 wants you to buy her art . . . from a vending machine.

MCAD Students at Q.arma Building

Seven MCAD students presented their work during last night's First Thursday event in Northeast Minneapolis's Q.arma Building.